Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis (1951)

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Continuity mistake: When the giant is fighting the bull, in the long shots the bulls horns are white, but in the closeups, they're black.

Dennis Gannon
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Revealing mistake: When the Christians are being fed to the lions, we can see that when a lion "attacks" one of the men, the man is actually smiling and visibly playing with that wild animal.

Other mistake: When one of the Christians is being crucified and burnt, we can see that just after the man's "death" the body is substituted by a plastic doll covered in red paint.

Deliberate mistake: Wooden crosses are shown in several scenes, hanging on a wall. Crosses did not come into use as a Christian symbol until 450 A.D. (about 400 years after the film is set).

Factual error: The Pretorian Guard was not as loyal to the end as shown in the movie. Actually, they were bribed into rebelling against Nero.

Visible crew/equipment: An absolute cracker from an epic movie - in one of the huge crowd scenes when they all go through the huge gates, you can clearly see a wee man in blue overalls eating a sandwich, he quickly realises there is a shoot on and tries to blend in with the crowd and enters through the gates.

Petronius: It is not enough to live well. One must die well.

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Trivia: Galva, the general who claims the emperor's throne after Nero's death, didn't last long as an emperor himself: just four months later, he was murdered by his Pretorian Guardsmen.

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